The Nagarjuna- Srisailam Sanctuary, founded in 1978, spreads over 5 districts; namely Nalgonada, Kurnool, Guntur, Mahaboobnagar and Prakasam. It is India’s biggest Tiger Reserve and was renamed as the Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the recent past. The River Krishna flows through the forest over a huge distance. The Nagarjunasagar and Srisailam reservoirs are also located inside the jungle and these reservoirs supply power and irrigation to the state. The reservoir and temples of Srisailam are a major tourist attractions for people all over the world.
The land of the Sanctuary is rugged and thus it is different from most other wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India. The huge Nagarjunasagar reservoir which is built on the River Krishna is close to the forest.
The jungle is made up of dry deciduous forests which provide shelter to the wildlife of the jungle. The Sanctuary spreads over an area of 3568 square kilometres and the animals found here are Tigers, Panthers, Blackbucks, Chinkara, Soft-shelled Turtles, Spotted Deer, Leopards, Nilgai and Porcupines. Efforts are been taken to reintroduce Crocodiles in the forest.
The Sanctuary offers many wildlife tour packages to its visitors, from India and abroad. Thus, you should not miss the untouched beauty of this spectacular jungle and you must definitely visit it.